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    Member jeepthangjim's Avatar
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    Hello from Ole Miss!

    Hello to everyone!
    I am a student at Ole Miss majoring in Biology. I've always been an outdoor kind of person. I feel more comfortable and at home when I'm outside especially on a cold dreary day. I guess you could say my hammock story began several years ago when I was walking through an Army surplus store in Springfield, Missouri. I notice a surplus jungle hammock hanging from the ceiling and just knew I had to have one. I purchased one for about $35 I believe it was. I took it home, set it up, realized it was nice but needed a little work, put it aside to work on another day, and never touched it again. A year or two ago I decided to get rid of it since I never used it. Recently I started wishing I had never gotten rid of it so I began looking around for another one. At first I was just looking at the same style surplus hammocks on Ebay and then I ran across the Claytor Jungle Hammock. I decided to purchase one and I have since spent one night in it. Let's just say I didn't get much sleep, only because I never do the first night I try to sleep on or in something new, but I have never been more comfortable. It was in the mid 40s and I stayed toasty warm all night thanks to a cheap Wal-mart sleeping pad and sleeping bag. I have made several modifications to my hammock so far but I will be making several more as soon as I get the funding. I want to get an UQ, maybe a TQ, a weather shield, another tarp (something better for winter), and a better suspension system. I'm a broke college student so we'll see how that goes but I'm sure I'll make it happen. Anyway, it's been really fun reading some of the threads here and I look forward to my new passion and hopefully meeting some new people. Thanks!

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    Welcome aboard, lots of great info to be found here!
    "I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come." - Abraham Lincoln

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    No matter what anyone says We are not changing our mascott!
    BEAS
    From the Great Southern state of
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    Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less. General Robert E. Lee

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    A hello and welcome to Oxford from Tupelo!
    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
    Romans 8:18,21-22

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    Member jeepthangjim's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEAS View Post
    No matter what anyone says We are not changing our mascott!
    Haha! Oh man. It's been a mess here. That's for sure. May be that's why I got the hammock. So I could get away from all that.

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    JHJ:
    Welcome to HF from BAMA........If you want to learn about the Claytor and meet a group of fellow hangers there is a Group Hang in TN Halloween Weekend. It will be at Meriwether Lewis Park, which is just of the Natchez Trace. There will be a wide variety of hammock rigs there to see and tryout. Also a good way to ideas about less expensive ways to stay warm or cool in a hammock.........
    Par Si Vis Pace Para Bellum

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    Welcome to HF. If you have not already done so. Check out Shug's video series "Essentials for Noobs". You will learn a ton and have a few laughs while doing it.
    Terry

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    Member jeepthangjim's Avatar
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    Hello Pappabear! I just got done watching Shug's videos. They're pretty awesome and informative. I also ran across some of his other videos of him performing on stage and picking with some other people. He's a man of many talents. That's for sure. Thanks for suggesting the videos!

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    Sorry to hear that!!!! But welcome any way

    Go STATE!!!!
    Go Dawgs!!!!

    Bobby

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    Hotty Toddy!

    The trees in the Grove are too far apart! But over in the woods by the Chancelor's house you could probably find a good hang

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